Five sur­prises on deck

Rappahannock News - - EDITORIAL & OPINION -

On Sun­day evening, on the deck of the Thorn­ton River Grill, five young string mu­si­cians from the Castle­ton Fes­ti­val Orches­tra per­formed se­lec­tions from Brahms, Mozart, Gersh­win, and oth­ers for an au­di­ence of cus­tomers and restau­rant staff. For all of us it was mildly shock­ing and ex­tremely pleas­ing to hear beau­ti­ful mu­sic, beau­ti­fully played, in down­town Sper­ryville. I have the plea­sure of host­ing one of these mu­si­cians, Jeanette Sten­son, for the du­ra­tion of the Castle­ton Fes­ti­val, and I have en­joyed watch­ing her and her four col­leagues from the orches­tra (in their spare time) de­velop into a first-class quin­tet. My heart­felt thanks go to the Thompson fam­ily [Thorn­ton River Grille’s own­ers] for their hos­pi­tal­ity and en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port.

The “Castle­ton Five” com­prises Mari Ni­hira and Lisa Park, vi­o­lins; Clayton Leung and Kerry Kavalo, vi­o­las; Jeanette Sten­son, cello. Karen Darby

Woodville

Cour­tesy of Jesse Von Fange

CLAS­SI­CALLY OFF-THE­CUFF: A string quin­tet of Castle­ton Fes­ti­val per­form­ers per­forms on the deck at Thorn­ton River Grille Sun­day in Sper­ryville.

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